horse abuse investigations
horse abuse investigations


Code 3 Associates offers a diverse and informative set of academies and courses focused on animal cruelty training for investigators and certified animal rescue classes. Our instructors are chosen for their expertise, experience in the field and dynamic style of teaching. All of our faculty have “been there and done that,” and are qualified to teach the various subjects by knowledge and by experience.

COVID-19 Response & Update

Code 3 Associates remains committed to keeping the safety and health of those involved in our trainings at the forefront of all we do.  We continue to monitor the ever-changing impacts of COVID-19 as well as federal, state and local restrictions that guide if and how we can safely conduct classes.

We are hopeful that travel and gathering limitations will remain so that we may continue to hold classes with precautionary measures in place.  Please stay tuned to our website and social media for more information; we will post updates as we know more. Thank you for your understanding and continued interest in our training.


The majority of Code 3 Associates humane investigations classes and animal rescue classes are certified in partnership with Colorado State University and CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Code 3, in partnership with CSU, has established three levels of certification for Animal Control Officers and Animal Welfare Professionals – Certified Animal Control Officer, Cruelty Investigator and Master Cruelty Investigator. These levels are achieved through the completion of our Essential Animal Services Training (EAST) Academy and Equine Investigations Academy (EIA) as well as maintaining the certification levels through pursuing additional continuing education from Code 3 and approved sources. Learn More



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animal welfare training
animal welfare training

Code 3 Associates instructors are chosen for their expertise, experience in the field and dynamic style of teaching. All of our faculty have “been there and done that”, and are qualified to teach the various subjects, not only by knowledge but also by experience. They can demonstrate some tried and true methods, and can share experiences along with mistakes made which will help the students be able to apply the training to their specific jobs.


“I have been given the opportunity to experience some of my most memorable disaster experiences and training through Code 3. Nashville was recently ravaged by a tornado and my experiences with Code 3 helped prepare me for the response in my very own community. For that, I am forever grateful!”

-Laura C, Tennessee


“Code 3 has the best animal training. Thank you so much for what you have done for us in the animal world. Please keep up the good work! You guys rock!”

—Angel C.